• The Grooviest New Hotel in South Beach: Thompson Miami Beach

    By Sara Bliss on November 28, 2014
    Heading to South Beach this winter?  The buzziest new hotel is the just-opened Thompson Miami Beach. The oceanfront property is now the Thompson brand’s flagship and features two pools, a rooftop indoor/outdoor spa,  and a restaurant from James Beard award winning chef Michelle Bernstein.  With 380 rooms it’s not the pick if you’re looking for a cozy, boutique hotel experience–but […]
  • Get the Look: The Redbury South Beach

    By Sara Bliss on March 18, 2014
    I love the playful design of the Redbury South Beach. The new sister hotel to the glam SLS and the iconic Raleigh is the vision of Matthew Rolston and is chock full of clever design ideas. This little nook in the lobby that could inspire a library or living room. Built-ins painted black always look sophisticated, the color coordinated books however […]
  • Loving The Gale in South Beach

    By Sara Bliss on June 6, 2013
    When I was in Miami checking out groovy new hotels for Refinery29, I completely fell in love with The Gale and its glamorous 1940s inspired design.  With only 87-rooms The Gale has a more grown-up, intimate feel than the ultra-sceney beachfront properties, but don’t let the smaller space fool you, the hotel offers everything you need for an amazing weekend. Want to […]
  • Miami’s Latest Hotspot: The SLS South Beach

    By Sara Bliss on April 16, 2013
    Every few years a new hotel rules the scene on South Beach. There was a time that it was the Shore Club. The Raleigh held court for a bit. Recently it was the fab Soho Beach House. But right now, the it-hotel is the SLS. I toured the SLS South Beach when I was writing my Miami hotel write-up for Refinery29. […]
  • Miami Glamour: The St. Regis Bal Harbour

    By Sara Bliss on April 8, 2013
    A few weeks back, I spent a few days in Miami checking out the new hotel scene there for Refinery29.   I stayed at the St. Regis Bal Harbour, which is about 20 minutes away from South Beach. While, I love South Beach, it has become a bit like Vegas, especially at night with packs of people hitting the Collins Avenue hotel strip, […]
  • Get The Look: Cecconi’s Lights at Soho Beach House

    By Sara Bliss on January 15, 2013
    A while back I wrote about the design at Cecconi’s, the hotspot restaurant at Soho Beach House. With silver buttonwood trees, twinkling lights and long George Smith Chesterfield sofas for lounging over dinner, designer Vicky Charles did a wonderful job of creating a dreamy, relaxed vibe. Cecconi’s provides so much design inspiration, from pulling up a sofa to your dining […]